The Art of the Novel
The Art of the Novel

Every novelist's work contains an implicit vision of the history of the novel, an idea of what the novel is. I have tried to express here the idea of the novel that is inherent in my own novels.
-- Milan Kundera

Kundera brilliantly examines the work of such important and diverse figures as Rabelais, Cervantes, Sterne, Diderot, Flaubert, Tolstoy, and Musil. He is especially penetrating on Hermann Broch, and his exploration of the world of Kafka's novels vividly reveals the comic terror of Kafka's bureaucratized universe.

Kundera's discussion of his own work includes his views on the role of historical events in fiction, the meaning of action, and the creation of character in the post-psychological novel.

Title The Art of the Novel
Author Milan Kundera
Publisher Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Title First Published 01 April 2003
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 176 p.
ISBN-10 0060093749
ISBN-13 9780060093747
Publication Date 01 April 2003
Main content page count 176
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $13.99

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